Tasca d'Almerita Rosso del Conte 2008
After fermentation, the wine was aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 1 year. The bouquet reveals scents of cherry, walnut husk, wild berries, vanilla, cinnamon, mint, sage, and tobacco that carry through to the concentrated flavors on the palate.
95% Nero d'Avola, 5% Perricone. The island of Sicily is home to the Tasca d'Almerita family of estates: Regaleali, Capofaro, and Whitaker. The Regaleali estate is at the heart of the family's wine production and also serves as an escape from the bustle of the coastal capital of Palermo. In 2002, the family purchased vineyards on the small island of Salina to create Tenuta Capofaro, which produces elegant sweet wines with high acidity yet fresh balance throughout.